Draft Order NHL: 2017 NHL Draft Order Round 3: 63. New Jersey Devils (from Colorado Avalanche): Fabian Zetterlund, RW, Farjestads B.K. (Elitserien), 64. Vancouver Canucks: Michael DiPietro, G, Windsor Spitfires (OHL), 65. Vegas Golden Knights: Jonas Rondbjerg, RW, Vaxjo Lakers (Elitserien), 66. Florida Panthers (from Arizona Coyotes): Max Gildon, D, USNTDP (USHL), 67. Carolina Hurricanes (from New Jersey Devils): Morgan Geekie, C, Tri-City Americans (WHL), 68. Montreal Canadiens (from Buffalo Sabres): Scott Walford, D, Victoria Royals (WHL), 69. Arizona Coyotes (from Detroit Red Wings): MacKenzie Entwistle, RW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL), 70. Chicago Blackhawks (from Dallas Stars): Andrei Altybarmaykan, RW, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL), 71. Detroit Red Wings (from Florida Panthers): Kasper Kotkansalo, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), 72. Los Angeles Kings: Matt Villalta, G, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), 73. Carolina Hurricanes: Stelio Mattheos, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), 74. Winnipeg Jets: Johnny Kovacevic, D, Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL), 75. Arizona Coyotes (from Philadelphia Flyers): Nate Schnarr, C, Guelph Storm (OHL), 76. Tampa Bay Lightning: Alexei Lipanov, C, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL), 77. New York Islanders: Benjamin Mirageas, D, Chicago Steel (USHL), 78. Edmonton Oilers (from Calgary Flames): Stuart Skinner, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL), 79. Detroit Red Wings (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Lane Zablocki, RW, Red Deer Rebels (WHL), 80. Philadelphia Flyers (from Boston Bruins): Kirill Ustimenko, G, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL), 81. New Jersey Devils (from San Jose Sharks): Reilly Walsh, D, Chicago Steel (USHL), 82. Arizona Coyotes (from St. Louis Blues): Cameron Crotty, D, Brockville Braves (CCHL), 83. Detroit Red Wings (from New York Rangers): Zachary Gallant, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL), 84. Edmonton Oilers: Dmitri Samorukov, D, Guelph Storm (OHL), 85. Minnesota Wild: Ivan Lodina, RW, Erie Otters (OHL), 86. Columbus Blue Jackets: Daniil Tarasov, G, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL), 87. Montreal Canadiens: Cale Fleury, D, Kootenay Ice (WHL), 88. Detroit Red Wings (from Chicago Blackhawks): Keith Petruzelli, G, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL), 89. Buffalo Sabres (from Washington Capitals): Oskari Laasonen, D, Ilves (SM Liiga), 90. Chicago Blackhawks (from Ottawa Senators): Evan Barratt, C, USNTDP (USHL), 91. Anaheim Ducks: Jack Badini, C, Chicago Steel (USHL), 92. Nashville Predators: David Farrance, D, USNTDP (USHL), 93. Pittsburgh Penguins: Clayton Phillips, D, Fargo Force (USHL), Round 1: 1. New Jersey Devils: Nico Hischier, C, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL), 2. Philadelphia Flyers: Nolan Patrick, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL), 3. Dallas Stars: Miro Heiskanen, D, Helsingfors IFK (SM Liiga), 4. Colorado Avalanche: Cale Makar, D, Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 5. Vancouver Canucks: Elias Pettersson, C, Timra IK (Allsvenskan), 6. Vegas Golden Knights (Expansion Team): Cody Glass, C, Portland Winterhawks (WHL), 7. New York Rangers (from Arizona Coyotes): Lias Andersson, C, HV71 (Elitserien), 8. Buffalo Sabres: Casey Mittelstadt, C, Green Bay Gamblers (USHL), 9. Detroit Red Wings: Michael Rasmussen, C, Tri-City Americans (WHL), 10. Florida Panthers: Owen Tippett, RW, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), 11. Los Angeles Kings: Gabriel Vilardi, RW, Windsor Spitfires (OHL), 12. Carolina Hurricanes: Martin Necas, C, HC Kometa Brno (Extraliga), 13. Vegas Golden Knights (from Winnipeg Jets): Nick Suzuki, C, Owen Sound Attack (OHL), 14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Callan Foote, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL), 15. Vegas Golden Knights (from New York Islanders): Erik Brannstrom, D, HV71 (Elitserien), 16. Calgary Flames: Juuso Valimaki, D, Tri-City Americans (WHL), 17. Toronto Maple Leafs: Timothy Liljegren, D, Rogle B.K. (Elitserien), 18. Boston Bruins: Urho Vaakanainen, D, JYP (SM Liiga), 19. San Jose Sharks: Joshua Norris, C, USNTDP (USHL), 20. St. Louis Blues: Robert Thomas, C, London Knights (OHL), 21. New York Rangers: Filip Chytil, C, HC Plzen (Extraliga), 22. Edmonton Oilers: Kailer Yamamoto, RW, Spokane Chiefs (WHL), 23. Arizona Coyotes (from Minnesota Wild): Pierre-Olivier Joseph, D, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL), 24. Winnipeg Jets (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Kristian Vesalainen, RW, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 25. Montreal Canadiens: Ryan Poehling, LW, St. Cloud State, 26. Dallas Stars (from Chicago Blackhawks): Jake Oettinger, G, Boston University, 27. Philadelphia Flyers (from Washington Capitals): Morgan Frost, C, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), 28. Ottawa Senators: Shane Bowers, C, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL), 29. Chicago Blackhawks (from Anaheim Ducks): Henri Jokiharu, D, Portland Winterhawks (WHL), 30. Nashville Predators: Eeli Tolvanen, LW, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL), 31. St. Louis Blues (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Klim Kostin, RW, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL), Round 2: 32. Colorado Avalanche: Connor Timmins, D, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), 33. Vancouver Canucks: Kole Lind, RW, Kelowna Rockets (WHL), 34. Vegas Golden Knights: Nicolas Hague, D, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), 35. Philadelphia Flyers (from Arizona Coyotes): Isaac Ratcliffe, LW, Guelph Storm (OHL), 36. New Jersey Devils: Jesper Boqvist, C, Brynas I.F. (Elitserien), 37. Buffalo Sabres: Marcus Davidsson, C, Djurgardens I.F. (Elitserien), 38. Detroit Red Wings: Gustav Lindstrom, D, Almtuna (Allsvenskan), 39. Dallas Stars: Jason Robertson, LW, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), 40. Florida Panthers: Aleksi Heponiemi, C, Swift Current Broncos (WHL), 41. Los Angeles Kings: Jaret Anderson-Dolan, C, Spokane Chiefs (WHL), 42. Carolina Hurricanes: Eetu Luostarinen, C, Kalevan Pallo (SM Liiga), 43. Winnipeg Jets: Dylan Samberg, D, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL), 44. Arizona Coyotes (from Philadelphia Flyers): Filip Westerlund, D, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 45. Columbus Blue Jackets (from Tampa Bay Lightning): Alexander Texier, C, Grenoble (Magnus), 46. New York Islanders: Robin Salo, D, Vaasan Sport (SM Liiga), 47. Ottawa Senators (from Calgary Flames): Alex Formenton, LW, London Knights (OHL), 48. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Toronto Maple Leafs): Alexander Volkov, C, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL), 49. San Jose Sharks (from Boston Bruins): Mario Ferraro, D, Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL), 50. Anaheim Ducks (from San Jose Sharks): Maxime Comtois, LW, Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL), 51. Pittsburgh Penguins (from St. Louis Blues): Zachary Lauzon, D, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies (QMJHL), 52. Carolina Hurricanes (from New York Rangers): Luke Martin, D, Michigan, 53. Boston Bruins (from Edmonton Oilers): Jack Studnicka, C, Oshawa Generals (OHL), 54. Buffalo Sabres (from Minnesota Wild): Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen, G, HPK (SM Liiga), 55. Vancouver Canucks (from Columbus Blue Jackets): Jonah Gadjovich, LW, Owen Sound Attack (OHL), 56. Montreal Canadiens: Josh Brook, D, Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL), 57. Chicago Blackhawks: Ian Mitchell, D, Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL), 58. Montreal Canadiens (from Washington Capitals): Joni Ikonen, C, Frolunda Indians (Elitserien), 59. Toronto Maple Leafs (from Ottawa Senators): Eemeli Rasanen, D, Kingston Frontenacs (OHL), 60. Anaheim Ducks: Antoine Morand, C, Acadie-Bathurst Titan (QMJHL), 61. Nashville Predators: Grant Mismash, LW, USNTDP (USHL), 62. Vegas Golden Knights (from Pittsburgh Penguins): Jake Leschyshyn, C, Regina Pats (WHL)


2017 NHL Draft Results




Round 3




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: June 24, 2017.


  1. New Jeresey Devils: Fabian Zetterlund, RW, Farjestads B.K. (Elitserien) C Grade

    I had a fourth round grade on Fabian Zetterlund. This was a reach despite the fact that Zetterlund has great size so New Jersey gets a C grade here.


  2. Vancouver Canucks: Michael DiPietro, G, Windsor Spitfires (OHL) A+ Grade

    The 6-0 192 lb Michael DiPietro is undersized for a goalie. He's the only other goalie outside of Jake Oettinger drawing first round consideration. DiPietro had a 2.35 Goals Against Average and a .917 save percentage during the regular season. DiPietro also had a .917 save percentage during the 2017 OHL Playoffs.



  3. Vegas Golden Knights: Jonas Rondbjerg, RW, Vaxjo Lakers (Elitserien) C Grade

    Jonas Rondbjerg is a solid value pick. I'll give this a C grade.


  4. Florida Panthers: Max Gildon, D, USNTDP (USHL) A+ Grade

    The 6-3 187 lb Max Gildon is from Plano, Texas. He has a second to third round grade and will develop at Wisconsin for a few years.



  5. Carolina Hurricanes: Morgan Geekie, C, Tri-City Americans (WHL) A+ Grade

    This is a great value pick by Carolina. Geekie can develop in Tri-City andd eventually play for the Charlotte Checkers down the road since Geekie has two more years of eligibility and Rasmussen should be on Detroit by 2018 at the latest so Geekie can be a line 2 center again next season and then work his way up to the first line, and then go to Charlotte where he can develop in the AHL.


  6. Montreal Canadiens: Scott Walford, D, Victoria Royals (WHL) D Grade

    Scott Walford isn't even Victoria's best player. This pick does not deserve an F grade, but it is a reach here.



  7. Arizona Coyotes: MacKenzie Entwistle, RW, Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL) B Grade

    Arizona takes a right winger. MacKenzie Entwistle has excellent stick handling that stands out on tape.


  8. Chicago Blackhawks: Andrei Altybarmaykan, RW, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) D Grade

    Nobody had this guy in the top 300 outside of Chicago. Chicago has a well respected scouting department which is the biggest reason the Blackhawks were sparred of an F grade.



  9. Detroit Red Wings: Kasper Kotkansalo, D, Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) A Grade

    The Red Wings draft the 6-2 190 lb Kasper Kotkansalo. Kotkansalo is a defensive defenseman who will play for Boston University for a year before signing with the team that drafts him.


  10. Los Angeles Kings: Matt Villalta, G, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (OHL) F Grade

    Matt Villalta is a one year starter. There are also much better goalies on the board here.



  11. Carolina Hurricanes: Stelio Mattheos, C, Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) A Grade

    Stelio Mattheos was the line 2 center behind Nolan Patrick to begin the season. He finished with more points than Patrick and gained some invaluable experience on the top line this year due to Patrick being injured. He doesn't have the leadership or upside of Patrick, but Mattheos boosted his stock with the experience he acquired.


  12. Winnipeg Jets: Johnny Kovacevic, D, Hawkesbury Hawks (CCHL) F Grade

    There were a lot better defensemen on the board. This pick gets an F grade.



  13. Arizona Coyotes: Nate Schnarr, C, Guelph Storm (OHL) C- Grade

    The Arizona Coyotes get Nate Schnarr who could go as early as the third round. Schnarr gets a C- grade because I think the Coyotes could have gotten Schnarr later in the draft.


  14. Tampa Bay Lightning: Alexei Lipanov, C, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL) A Grade

    I had Alexei Lipanov going a few picks later. I'll give Tampa Bay an A grade here.


  15. New York Islanders: Benjamin Mirageas, D, Chicago Steel (USHL) F Grade

    Benjamin Mirageas isn't even the best defender on the board at this point. The Islanders get an F grade here.



  16. Edmonton Oilers: Stuart Skinner, G, Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL) A- Grade

    Edmonton takes a developmental goalie here. Stuart Skinner is the top goalie on the board and he has a good save percentage despite giving up a lot of goals. The 6-4 207 lb goalie was a first round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.


  17. Detroit Red Wings: Lane Zablocki, RW, Red Deer Rebels (WHL) C Grade

    Lane Zablocki is a project, but has outstanding ability as a right winger down the road. I had a fourth round grade on Zablocki which is why the Red Wings get a C grade here.


  18. Philadelphia Flyers: Kirill Ustimenko, G, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL) F Grade

    There are much better goalies available. This pick gets an F grade here.



  19. New Jersey Devils: Reilly Walsh, D, Chicago Steel (USHL) A Grade

    New Jersey adds a future defenseman to develop. Reilly Walsh is the top defenseman on the Chicago Steel. I had a higher grade on Jocktan Chainey who the Devils took in the seventh round which is why the Devils get an A grade not an A+ grade here.


  20. Arizona Coyotes: Cameron Crotty, D, Brockville Braves (CCHL) D Grade

    Cameron Crotty had a third to seventh round draft grade. This is a huge reach though at this point so I gave Arizona a D grade here.



  21. Detroit Red Wings: Zachary Gallant, C, Peterborough Petes (OHL) A Grade

    Detroit takes Peterborough's top prospect. This pick gets an A grade in terms of value.


  22. Edmonton Oilers: Dmitri Samorukov, D, Guelph Storm (OHL) C Grade

    Dmitri Samorukov had a third to fifth round grade. Edmonton gets a C grade since they took him in teh third round. Solid pick here.



  23. Minnesota Wild: Ivan Lodina, RW, Erie Otters (OHL) A+ Grade

    The 5-10 183 lb Ivan Lodina is the next NHL Draft prospect on the Erie Otters. Right now his role is limited, but Philadelphia can develop him. I had a second round grade on Lodina and a first round grade in the preseason so that's why this is an A+ grade for Minnesota here.


  24. Columbus Blue Jackets: Daniil Tarasov, G, Salavat Yulaev Ufa (KHL) F Grade

    Columbus reached here. This pick gets an F grade.


  25. Montreal Canadiens: Cale Fleury, D, Kootenay Ice (WHL) B+ Grade

    Cale Fleury is the little brother of 2014 first round pick Haydn Fleury. This is a good pick here despite the fact that Fleury has a fourth round grade.



  26. Detroit Red Wings: Keith Petruzelli, G, Charlottetown Islanders (QMJHL) A Grade

    The Red Wings get a developmental goalie. The 6-6 190 lb goalie is great in the regular season, but terrible in the Playoffs. Some believe Petruzelli is the second best goalie in the entire draft. I don't, but this is incredible value for Petruzelli here.


  27. Buffalo Sabres: Oskari Laasonen, D, Ilves (SM Liiga) D Grade

    This pick is a reach. Ilves develops good defenders in Finland which is why the Sabres were spared an F grade.



  28. Chicago Blackhawks: Evan Barratt, C, USNTDP (USHL) D Grade

    Chicago reached here. They do a good job scouting over the years which is why the worst grade I can give them at this point is a D grade.


  29. Anaheim Ducks: Jack Badini, C, Chicago Steel (USHL) F Grade

    Jack Badini is a huge reach by the Ducks. This pick gets an F grade.



  30. Nashville Predators: David Farrance, D, USNTDP (USHL) A Grade

    David Farrance has late second to early third round tape. That's why the Predators get an A grade here. I had Farrance falling to the fourth round, but this is a great pick.


  31. Pittsburgh Penguins: Clayton Phillips, D, Fargo Force (USHL) A Grade

    Clayton Phillips has a third to fourth round grade. Phillips is really impressive at times though and shows flashes of second round tape. Phillips can develop at Minnesota before joining the Penguins.











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